Modules provide pre-certified wireless connectivity for IoT applications

03-11-2020 | Silicon Laboratories Inc | Subs & Systems

Silicon Labs has expanded its portfolio of pre-certified wireless modules particularly designed to manage modern demands of IoT application development. The portfolio comprises what is claimed to be the only modules in the industry with full-stack support for multiprotocol solutions to enable commercial and consumer IoT applications, with flexible package options and highly integrated device security.

“Silicon Labs has mastered the challenges that come with adding wireless connectivity to IoT devices,” said Matt Saunders, vice president of IoT marketing and applications at Silicon Labs. “Our new modules offer a simple, effective solution to the complex problem of RF engineering and testing, allowing IoT device makers to quickly get pre-certified and secure wireless devices into the market.”

The company's new modules include xGM210PB, BGM220, MGM220, and BGX220 Xpress. The xGM210PB features Secure Vault, the ARM PSA Level 2 certified state-of-the-art IoT device security, together with dynamic multiprotocol support for Bluetooth, Zigbee, and OpenThread supporting Wi-Fi coexistence. Optimised for IoT applications, incorporating connected lighting, gateways, voice assistants and smart meter in-home displays, the modules provide up to +20dBM output power and better than -104dBm sensitivity.

BGM220 is one of the world’s smallest Bluetooth modules and the first to support Bluetooth Direction Finding. The integrated, pre-certified Bluetooth 5.2 module provides up to ten-year operation on a coin cell battery, perfect for a wide variety of Bluetooth LE applications including appliances, asset tags, beacons, fitness, portable medical, and Bluetooth mesh low-power nodes.

MGM220 is a low-power, low-cost excellent for eco-friendly, ultra-low-power IoT products including lighting controls, building and industrial automation sensors. The modules are perfect for Zigbee Green Power and energy harvesting applications.

BGX220 Xpress comprises an onboard Bluetooth stack, Xpress command interface and pre-programmed cable replacement firmware to provide a serial to Bluetooth LE solution requiring no firmware development. The modules are perfect for industrial applications, including HMI devices, addressing size, safety, and environmental challenges.

By Natasha Shek